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Kestner Gesellschaft 1970 (Hammers 1970) by Jim Dine

Kestner Gesellschaft 1970 (Hammers 1970) by Jim Dine

Petersburg Press

Offset Lithograph


Edition Size: Limited run

Sheet Size: 23 x 16 cm


Condition: Excellent

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This vintage exhibition poster reproduces Jim Dine’s 1970 lithograph Hammers, which is in the collection of the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago. It was produced for Dine’s Complete Graphics 1970 exhibition at the Kestner Gesellschaft, Hannover, Germany which was founded in 1916 and is one of the largest and most well known Kunstverein art associations in Europe. Hand tools are one of the artist’s most iconic motifs: here, two hammers are sketched in black accompanied by lipstick-red text on thick paper. The poster image was printed from the same plate as the limited edition “Hammers” lithograph and is on thick high quality paper stock. Only a handful of copies remain in our Petersburg Press archive. It is not pre-owned.


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Jim Dine

Jim Dine is an American pop artist who was born in Ohio in 1935 and was known for his painting, drawing, sculpting and printmaking. He is considered to be a part of the Neo-Dada movement, a style that opposed the emotional expressions of Abstract Impressionism and instead, denies aesthetics by using mundane subjects and focusing on performance. Dine was first recognised by the art industry when he displayed ‘Happenings’ a type of performance art in collaboration with the musician John Cage. In 1959, it was exhibited over six days in an environment or installation in New York City’s Reuben Gallery, where features of light, sound, projects and viewer participation all played a part in the display.

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